Money in Starfield can be earned in a variety of ways. From carrying out missions for which you get paid, to trading the resources you collect, to less honest practices such as theft and robbery. Although the latter are the easiest way to get rich quickly, they can threaten unpleasant consequences if you get caught in the act.
What if I told you that in the game it is possible to steal without fear of being punished? This is by no means an intentional act by the developers, but simply a mistake in game design. It consists in the fact that we can loot one of the largest stores in the city of Akila by... rummaging through a mud puddle.
How to rob without consequences?
If you want to exploit the loophole in Starfield, all you have to do is head to the aforementioned city located on the planet Akila in the Cheyenne system. After landing and passing the main gate of the port, you will see Shepherd's store on the left.
Head there and look for a series of puddles in front of the building's entrance. Then, with your back turned to the store, crouch down and, in third-person view, slowly move the viewfinder over the puddles until the option to open the inventory menu appears. This is all the contents of Shepherd's store, which you can take without any problems.
The most interesting thing, however, is that you can repeat this action indefinitely. The only condition that must be met is to wait 24 hours between each robbery.
Explanation of the situation
As reported by PC Gamer, this is due to the fact that the store's inventory is stored in an invisible warehouse located too close to the street's surface. As a result, a crouching character has a chance to "reach" the store's inventory. Note, however, that the trick works only in the third-person view.
Of course, this is not the only such slip-up of Bethesda in the design of Starfield. Players still come across all sorts of bugs that enable one to get rich quickly or acquire rare items.
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